Twitter Reinstates Suspended Accounts of journalists

Twitter Reinstates Suspended Accounts of journalists

Reporters from New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post, among others, had their twitter accounts suspended after getting accused by Elon Musk of sharing his location data. But as the criticism grew, he turned to Twitter users to ask for advice as to what his next step should be. After 59% of the 3.6 million people who took part in the vote asked for the ban to be lifted, Musk complied and ordered the ban to be lifted. Following the poll results, he tweeted, “The people have spoken. Accounts who doxxed my location will have their suspension lifted now.” The only exception was the account of Jack Sweeney (@ElonJet) who used publicly available flight-tracking information to tweet every time Elon Musk boarded or landed. This led, claimed Musk, to a crazy stalker approaching son while he was traveling in a car and accosting him. Mr Sweeney is now being sued by Elon Musk. Twitter privacy policy is being updated to prevent users from posting other people’s private information without their permission. While criticism poured in from the EU, the UN and other government bodies, as well as journalists.